Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

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Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by BRIAN09 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:10 pm

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and here some of my zebra plecos hiding :P i will try and get some better pics

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one of my loaches funny little guys can chnage color depending on what there on

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Re: Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by Joby » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:08 am

Nice pics :)

Is the hillsteam loach in with the zebs? I thought the two required very different water temperatures :dunno:

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Re: Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by BRIAN09 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:02 pm

yes they are! there are 4 in there and all seem to be doing well i know a few websites says they need fast flowing very high oxygen water at around 20-24c (so part the way there )but over the years i have found given a healthy diet and clean water most fish are very adaptable

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Re: Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by Joby » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:55 pm

Thats good then :)

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Re: Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by vanillarum » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:33 am

I've got to agree. Although my hillstreams (sewellia lineolata) are not in with my zebs, they are in my community tank. The temp in the tank is usually 82°, and the only flow I have is from my 2 HOB filters (AC 70 and Emp280). I researched the loaches before I bought them, and the guy I got them from originally (Brian at BriansTropicals) said to give it a shot. Well, I have had them for about 2 years, and they have spawned twice for me in this tank. So I guess they must be happy ! Sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread. Very nice tank, by the way. Looks like it could be quite a PITA to clean. Good luck.
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Re: Zebra/hillstream loaches tank

Post by BRIAN09 » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:56 pm

Np hijack away :x I never considered breeding them will be interesting to see if they do! And thanks the zebs seem to like it I do have to lift the slate from time to time to clear out any build up but seems to be ok :)

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